Doctor Who: The Web Of Fear, Part 2

Doctor WhoThe 193rd episode of Doctor Who airs on the BBC. This episode introduces Nicholas Courtney (who previously appeared in The Daleks’ Master Plan) as Colonel Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, leading the British Army’s fight against the Yeti in this story; the character will appear again as the commanding officer of UNIT, appearing alongside all seven of the original series Doctors. This story sees the return of the Yeti, now in the modern-day London Underground. Previously missing from the BBC’s archives, a copy of this episode was recovered in Nigeria in 2013.

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No love for Studio II

Studio IIJust before Valentine’s Day, RCA kills its Studio II home video game console, whose blocky black & white graphics and library of “edutainment” cartridges have proven to be no competition for the more game-oriented, full-color consoles from Fairchild and Atari over the previous two Christmas shopping seasons. 120 employees directly involved with developing for or assembling the Studio II and related products are laid off from RCA’s facility in Swannanoa, North Carolina as a result. The company makes no further attempts to break into the video game business.

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Odyssey2

Odyssey2Having originally announced a programmable video game console in 1977 before almost cancelling the project, Magnavox launches its first cartridge-based video game console, the Odyssey2. Though intended to compete with the Atari VCS, the Odyssey2 is at a disadvantage thanks to its underpowered Intel processor and a limited graphics set.

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The X-Files: Colony

The X-FilesThe 40th episode of Chris Carter’s modern-day science fiction series The X-Files airs on Fox, starring Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, and Mitch Pileggi. Peter Donat (Time Trax) makes his first guest appearance as Mulder’s father.

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Soyuz TM-25

Soyuz TM-25Russian cosmonauts Vasili Tsibliyev and Aleksandr Lazutkin lift off aboard Soyuz TM-25 for an eventful mission aboard Russian space station Mir. Tagging along is German space traveler Reinhold Ewald, who will remain in space for 19 days before returning to Earth with Mir’s previous crew aboard Soyuz TM-24; Tsibliyev and Lazutkin will later be joined by American shuttle astronaut Jerry Linenger. Their 184-day stay is marred by numerous emergencies aboard the station, ranging from a fire in the station’s cramped quarters to a collision with an unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft, which Russian ground controllers are initially eager to keep quiet from the rest of the world.

The Cape: The Last To Know

TimecopThe 16th episode of The Cape airs in syndication in North America, starring Corbin Bernsen and Adam Baldwin, presenting a fictionalized version of NASA’s shuttle program. Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who serves as the series’ technical consultant, makes an on-screen appearance as himself.

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The Flash: The Nuclear Man

The FlashThe 13th episode of The Flash, a modern-day reboot of DC Comics’ superhero starring Grant Gustin, airs on the CW. Victor Garber (Alias, Legends Of Tomorrow), Clancy Brown (Highlander, Earth 2), and Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) guest star.

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Ladyhawke soundtrack remastered

Ladyhawke soundtrackLa-La Land Record releases a remastered, expanded 2-CD edition of the soundtrack from Richard Donner’s 1984 film Ladyhawke, scored by Alan Parsons Project orchestral arranger Andrew Powell, and featuring most of Powell’s Project bandmates, including production by Parsons himself. Clocking in at over two hours, this edition of the soundtrack features more of the orchestral and choral pieces from the score than the prior CD release.

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Agent Carter: A Sin To Err

Agent CarterThe sixth episode of the Marvel Cinematic Universe series Agent Carter, starring Hayley Attwell as Agent Peggy Carter, is broadcast on ABC. Ralph Brown (Star Wars Episode I, Lexx) guest stars.

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